After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Cincinnati, Alison Barjaktarovich worked a paralegal for nearly ten years, mostly working in the field of Social Security disability. Working as a Social Security disability paralegal, Ms. Barjaktarovich was responsible for drafting many pre-hearing briefs for disability applicants with an upcoming hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. (Pre-hearing briefs are designed to give the judge an overview of the claim and the disability attorney's theory of disability.) Ms. Barjaktarovich now specializes in legal writing, particularly in the field of Social Security disability law. She is also a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem with Ohio’s CASA for Clermont Kids organization.